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If x is odd, all EXCEPT which one of the following must be o [#permalink]
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Question Stats: 65% (01:13) correct 34% (00:46) wrong based on 29 sessions
If x is odd, all EXCEPT which one of the following must be odd?

(A) $$x^2 + 4x + 6$$
(B) $$x^3 + 5x + 3$$
(C) $$x^4 + 6x + 7$$
(D) $$x^5 + 7x + 1$$
(E) $$x^6 + 8x + 4$$
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Re: If x is odd, all EXCEPT which one of the following must be o [#permalink]
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Explanation

For even and odd questions, you can either think it out logically or plug in a number. Since one choice requires raising the number to the 6th power, pick something small! Plug in x = 1:

(A) $$x^2 + 4x + 6 = 1 + 4 + 6 = 11$$
(B) $$x^3 + 5x + 3 = 1 + 5 + 3 = 9$$
(C) $$x^4 + 6x + 7 = 1 + 6 + 7 = 14$$
(D) $$x^5 + 7x + 1 = 1 + 7 + 1 = 9$$
(E) $$x^6 + 8x + 4 = 1 + 8 + 4 = 13$$
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